Motorists using the two-lane Butler Road in Falmouth should be prepared for delays this week as road crews replace a drainpipe.
The Virginia Department of Transportation informs us:
Travelers can expect overnight delays on Stafford County’s Butler Road next week as the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) crews conduct an emergency drain pipe replacement.
On the evenings from Sunday September 12 through Thursday September 16, Butler Road will be reduced to a single lane between Winterberry Drive and Camden Drive near the entrance to St. Clair Brooks Memorial Park.
Work starts every evening at 8 p.m. and ends the next morning at 5 a.m. All replacement work should be completed by Friday, September 17, 5 a.m., weather permitting.
A flag crew directs the one-way traffic in alternating traffic through the work zone. Travelers can expect brief delays on Butler Road during these times.
Outside of these scheduled times, both lanes on Butler Road will remain open.
A 48-inch drainpipe about 10 feet below the road has deteriorated, creating a depression in the eastbound lane of Butler Road. The crews will replace the drainage pipe and restore the road surface with fresh asphalt and lane markings.
Notice boards will be set up near the work zone before Sunday evening to make travelers aware of the impending closure of the lane.
Meanwhile, work continues on a newly paved Chatham Bridge that will carry cars on Business Route 3 across the Rappahannock River, which connects Fredericksburg and Stafford Counties.
The new bridge is slated to open to traffic next month.
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